Advisor of Liverpool target Khephren Thuram spotted at Nice headquarters amid transfer speculation
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The advisor of Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram is at the club's headquarters today amid reported interest in the player from Liverpool.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds have held preliminary talks with the French side over a move for the 22-year-old, who Nice value at £51.4 million.
The transfer chase isn't exactly straightforward for either party. L'Equipe report that the Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe's involvement in the Manchester United takeover process is affecting the club's transfer business - and could result in them having a lower transfer budget if the British billionaire is successful.
But a new post from the player's advisor could hold the key to new developments.
Thuram advisor spotted at Nice headquarters
Thuram is represented by the 'super agent' Rafaela Pimenta, who advises the player alongside Lilian Thuram.
Pimenta took over Mino Raiola's agency of star players upon the Italian's death in 2022. However, Khephren's brother, Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram, left the agency prior to Raiola's passing, according to Goal.
Rafaela Pimenta, super agent, who works alongside Lillian Thuram advising Khephren Thuram is at OGC Nice headquarters today 👀 pic.twitter.com/q2rRHpLoGa— - (@JoshLFC1909) June 14, 2023
Pimenta's agency also represents left winger Zion Atta, who signed for Nice in 2021 from Crystal Palace but is yet to make a first team appearance. RMC Sport reported in February that her agency also represents Thuram.
Posting to Instagram, she shared a photo of herself sat in the lobby area of Nice's headquarters - indicating that some sort of business will be undertaken.
It has been claimed by Football Transfers that both Thuram and Liverpool have agreed personal terms over a move, with negotiations still ongoing with Nice over a fee.